Usher Crawford (1915 - 1987)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1915 - In the year that Usher Crawford was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1965 - At the age of 50 years old, Usher was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1968 - At the age of 53 years old, Usher was alive when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

1976 - At the age of 61 years old, Usher was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1987 - In the year of Usher Crawford's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Usher Crawford passed away in January 1987 at age 71. No cause of death has been listed for Usher. Usher was born on June 16, 1915. We have no information about Usher's family. We know that Usher Crawford had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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